Thread: This problem is driving me nuts!(function call)

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    This problem is driving me nuts!(function call)

    Trying to pass some strings and integers into a menu class.
    menu.initialize should take a string, string, array of strings, array of integers and an integer. That's exactly what I'm passing to it too!

    string mainHead = "Main Menu";
        string mainPrompt = "Enter choice: ";
        int mainNumChoices = 7;
        int checkNumChoices = 3;
        int saveNumChoices = 4;
        int mainChoices[7] = {1,2,3,4,5,6,7};
        string mainBody[7]= {"Add Checking", "Add Savings", "Remove Checking",
                "Remove Savings", "View Checking", "View Savings", "Exit"};
        menu newMenu;
        newMenu.initialize(mainHead, mainPrompt, mainBody[7], mainChoices[7], mainNumChoices);
    #ifndef    menu_h
    #define    menu_h
    #include <string>
    #include <iostream>
    const int MAX_NUM_ITEMS = 10;
    using namespace std;
    class menu
                 menu(string, string, string[], int[], int);
                 void initialize(string, string, string[], int[], int);
                      //Title, prompt, body[MAX_NUM_ITEMS],
                      //current choice[MAX_NUM_ITEMS], numChoices)
                 void display();
                 int get_choice();
                 void run();
                  int choice, numChoices, choices[MAX_NUM_ITEMS];
                  string title, prompt, body[MAX_NUM_ITEMS];
                  bool validate_choice();
    #include "menu.h"
    void menu::initialize(string _title, string _prompt, string _body[], 
                                      int _currentChoice[], int _numChoices)
              title = _title;
              prompt = _prompt;
              numChoices = _numChoices;
              for(int i = 0; i < numChoices; i++)
                      currentChoice[i] = _currentChoice[i];
                      body[i] = _body[i];
    }//! End of constructor
    20 C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\CodeBlocks\Take Home Final\mainline.cpp no matching function for call to `menu::initialize(std::string&, std::string&, std::string&, int&, int&)' 
     note C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\CodeBlocks\Take Home Final\menu.h:18 candidates are: void menu::initialize(std::string, std::string, std::string*, int*, int)
    I just don't get it. It's that damn & sign again. I swear that one symbol is kicking my ass lately. I did a pretty thourogh(sp?) search and couldn't find anything, plus having tried various things for about 2 hours now... Can anybody help a poor soul out?

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    >> newMenu.initialize(mainHead, mainPrompt, mainBody[7], mainChoices[7], mainNumChoices);
    When you put mainBody[7], you are not passing an array, you are passing the element at index 7 in the array, which is just a string. Since mainBody and mainChoices are arrays, just use mainBody and mainChoices by themselves:
    newMenu.initialize(mainHead, mainPrompt, mainBody, mainChoices, mainNumChoices);

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    That did it. I guess I should have asked on here sooner, and of course it was something simple. Daved you're a saviour!

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